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rotateleftbyte said:sog35 said:Here. We. Go.
I think we will be seeing an iOS desktop very soon..
Hopefully in 5 years Apple is almost 100% vertically integraded and does not have to rely on any vendor to provide parts.
This could tie Apple up in legal knots for years and years. Sometimes it is cheaper and easier just to pay Broadcom.
I'd also expect real estate prices in East Texas (close to the courthouse) will rise significantly if Apple does this.
Here's the thing... So-called "Whites" make up 73% of the US population, but a much smaller fraction of the world's population. Is this the alleged "imbalance" that is being addressed by Apple? If so, they better start hiring a LOT more Asians and Indians, otherwise this should be chalked up to Apple buckling under to political correctness run amok.
Population (2015 est.) Share of total population Total 316,515,021 100% One race 307,067,138 97.0% White 232,943,055 73.6% Black or African American 39,908,095 12.6% American Indian and Alaska Native 2,569,170 0.8% Asian 16,235,305 5.1% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 546,255 0.2% Some other race 14,865,258 4.7% Two or more races 9,447,883 3.0% White and Black or African American 2,407,385 0.8% White and American Indian and Alaska Native 1,846,997 0.6% White and Asian 1,871,046 0.6% Black or African American and American Indian and Alaska Native 311,538 0.1%
And it should also be noted that less than 4% of the population falls into the label of "LGBT", yet this population is overrepresented both in the media and in these diversity pushes.
MplsP said:Thankfully, Apple has more common sense than this. This is a bad idea for many reasons and falls under the category of “just because you can doesn’t mean you should.” Aside from the many reasons to keep a port, there’s no compelling reason to remove the lightning port besides doing it to prove a point. (Granted, Apple has been known to do that with other things...)
There are a couple people that seem to think their phone would be a thousand times better if it didn’t have any ports and was only wireless - well, now you can have your wireless phone!
anantksundaram said:I am sure he’s a good, competent person and all that, but I am not convinced that Mr. Patel should appear on videos.